Poll posted by Amelia
We're entering Level 3 - for a lot of us it's level 4 with a bit more online shopping.
Our access, or lack thereof, to beauty services remains the same. Hairdressers, salons and spas are closed and will be for at least another 2 weeks. For salon diehards, we're facing 7 weeks without cuts, colours, eyelash extensions, tinting, waxing, infills...the list goes on.
With a lot more time on our hands, DIY products available in the supermarket, and from this week, readily online; I can't help but suppose that boredom is going to win out for many of us. I predict an increase in DIY cuts, colours, hair removal and other salon services during the next couple of weeks.
I mean. It's just so tempting. What could go wrong, right?!
And then I saw a hairdresser friend from the UK share this meme; and it made me all a bit sad.
The impacts of COVID-19 on the economy as a whole is going to be immense and the consumer decision to wait, or to DIY is going to be impacted by lots of variables. For some, finances have changed dramatically, and those salon visits aren't viable for the foreseeable. For others, the emotional impact of 'not looking our best' will be mitigated by a bit of DIY. And others will be able to wait it out, and help boost the small businesses around the country once we hit Level 2.